I’ve seen Flash Mob’s around on You Tube, Facebook, and various places online, but none in real life. I watched this one yesterday, and it really got to me. I think the reason why is because of the ordinary-ness of the setting. Just a plain old food court. People are just sitting at a mall, lost in their conversation and their medium Diet Cokes, eating fries and burgers. Suddenly, a soprano voice rings out, and everyone stops and stares. A baratone voice joins her, and in a few minutes, hundreds are singing the Halleiluia Chorus, surrounding the ordinary people at the mall.
Majestic meets ordinary. Surprise awakens mundane. Praise lifts heads and hearts to worship…at a mall food court. I can’t watch these videos without bawling like a baby, so I won’t watch it with you, but I thought I’d share it here.
I think the reason that it strikes so deeply in me, is because I know that I am called to be that voice in the figurative sense. If I were to sing out for real in a food court, people wouldn’t tear up, they’d run away! But, I can try to sing out with my writing. I can sing out by loving people in extraordinary ways.
How about you? How are you singing out?